The First Rule of Punk

by Celia C. Pérez

Malú loves rock music, skateboarding, zines, and Soyrizo.  She’ll do anything to preserve this, which includes standing up to an anti-punk school administration to fight for her right to express herself! Instructions for making a zine. Black-and-white illustrations.

ISBN: 9780425290408

JLG Release: November 2017

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PG Middle

Grades 5-8


14 books / $16.30 a book

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    Hardcover edition



    Page Count


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 4.5, Points: 7

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 4.2, Points: 12


    Level: 670L

    Awards & Honors

    Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children 's Book Award 2018 --2019 Nominee 2019 North Carolina Children's Book Award Final Nominee 2018 Tomás Rivera Book Award Winner, Works For Older Readers - Middle Grade Category
    2018 Judy Lopez Memorial Award Winner for Children's Literature
    2018 Pura Belpré Award Honor, Text
    2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor, Fiction and Poetry
    2018 Amelia Bloomer List: Middle Grade, Fiction
    2018 E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor, Middle Reader
    ALSC Notable Children’s Books 2018, Older
    CCBC Choices 2018 Choice: Fiction for Children
    Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2017, Middle Grade
    Indies Introduce Summer / Fall 2017, Middle Grade
    School Library Journal’s Best Books of 2017, Middle Grade and Chapter Books
    Horn Book Fanfare List 2017, Fiction
    Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2017, Fiction for Older Readers
    CSMCL Best Multicultural Children’s Books of 2017
    New York Public Library Best Books for Kids 2017
    Los Angeles Public Library Best of 2017: Children’s Books
    NPR’s Book Concierge, 2017 Great Reads



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